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[California] Editorial: Recommendations on SF, CA ballot props

Proposition E: Prohibiting Tobacco Retailers From Selling Flavored Tobacco Products. YES. Last year, the Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance prohibiting the sale in San Francisco of flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes and candy-
Bay Area Reporter
added May 17, 2018 16:34
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Should Florida let patients smoke medical marijuana? A judge will now decide

In dramatic testimony, two patients who treat their debilitating diseases with marijuana testified in court Wednesday that although they qualify to receive the drug legally, they are alive only because they break the law and smoke it.
Miami (FL) Herald
added May 17, 2018 16:31
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Thank You for (Subsidizing) Smoking

farmers and crop insurance agents are frequently charged with fraud. A Kentucky tobacco farmer was recently charged after making $2.6 million in fraudulent crop insurance claims...The Russell Amendment would finally end crop insurance premium subsidies fo
Environmental Working Group
added May 16, 2018 21:48
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[Canada] ALBERTA POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS PROVIDING NATIONAL LEADERSHIP ON TOBACCO AND CANNABIS

Bow Valley College and Burman University have both implemented comprehensive policy measures to reduce tobacco use among staff and students and to prepare for cannabis legalization on their campuses. The policies were recognized in new report cards on po
ASH Canada (ca)
added May 16, 2018 21:46
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[California] San Francisco Prop. E — Flavored tobacco ban

The Board of Supervisors already voted for this ban last year. But tobacco companies didn’t like that decision. So they gathered enough signatures to put the decision in the hands of the voters instead. If it passes, Proposition E will put into effect t
KALW (San Francisco, CA)
added May 16, 2018 21:39
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[UK] Shopkeepers punished after illicit tobacco finds

A Leicester shopkeeper has been given a suspended jail sentence after he was caught with more than 50,000 illicit cigarettes and 63kg of illegal hand rolling tobacco, according to a media audit by JTI. The shopkeeper, who ran Shreeji News in Leicester,
Talking Retail (uk)
added May 16, 2018 21:39
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[Canada] Parliament to regulate vaping, implement plain packaging for tobacco products

The bill, S-5 will regulate the manufacture, sale, labelling and promotion of e-cigarettes and vaping products. The legislation, which only needs royal assent to become law, prohibits the sale of vaping products to minors, restricts certain forms of adv
Flin Flon (MB) Reminder (ca)
added May 16, 2018 21:38
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[Minnesota] TANICK: Is it legal to bar tobacco sales to those under 21?

Minneapolis looks poised to join the trend, but recent lawsuits challenging age restrictions on another matter — gun sales — are worth noting.
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added May 16, 2018 21:37
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Colorado boosts savings to $730 million with help of recent tobacco industry settlement but may need more

Thanks to a boost from a recent tobacco industry settlement, Colorado plans to sock away an extra $90 million next year in the state’s reserves. But by one credit rating agency’s analysis, it’s still woefully unprepared for the next economic downturn.
Denver (CO) Post
added May 16, 2018 21:35
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[Texas] City Council committee mulls raising age to purchase tobacco to 21

During a meeting Wednesday, four Austin City Council members expressed support for the idea of raising the minimum age for people to buy tobacco from 18 to 21.
Austin (TX) American-Statesman
added May 16, 2018 21:33
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